Coastal Prairie Trail

  • September 14, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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We will be hiking the Coastal Prairie Trail. This trail is somewhere between 12-14 miles. It is well maintained (at least the first half is) and passes through shady hammocks and open coastal prairies, ending at Clubhouse Beach, where we will stop for lunch before heading back.This is a great full day hike!

Plan on 5-6 hours of hiking, depending on your pace and number of breaks, plus a lunch break of about a half hour. This is a full day hike. Much of the trail is uncovered. Sun protection is a must, as is mosquito repellent. Chances are, the trail will be muddy and there may be water along some parts. Good walking shoes or hiking boots are a must. No jeans or sneakers. Bring lots of water (4 liters minimum), lunch and snacks.

The trail begins at the end of Loop C in the Flamingo Campground. Flamingo is 34 miles (about 45 minutes drive) from the entrance of the park. Please plan your drive time accordingly so, we can assemble our gear and get an ontime start. And please remember that we do start ontime.


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  • Nora Jones

    We are in are way from key west, you don't have to wait for us to start, we will see you on the trail. Our GPS shows 3 locations, can anyone give me better directions to get there from the fla keys?

    September 14

    • Armando

      When you get to florida city....make a left hand turn on 344 st. And follow the sign to everglades national park. We'll be all the way at the end of camoground on loop c.

      September 14

  • Catherine

    I would love to go but it too far to travel this weekend. I hope you guys do something similar to this hike nearer to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks Enjoy the day..!

    1 · September 13

  • Armando

    I will be leaving from the Hollywood area....if anyone interested in carpooling. Parking lot of publix, located at sheridan and 52 ave., Hollywood, 6:30 AM.

    September 11

    • JR

      I'm count me in...

      September 11

    • Armando

      See you there at 6:30 AM.

      September 11

  • Larry

    Yeah -- family obligation -- can't make it this Sat-- hopefully re-schedule another time--sounds awesome

    September 10

  • Cheryl

    I have hiked all my life-and have never hiked in anything BUT Jeans, due to ticks,underbrush strikes and snakes. That includes down here.

    September 9

  • Terri

    Would love to go but have other plans that weekend but please repeat this hike in the future. Thanx

    September 8

  • Ibrahim Cetindemir

    I been on that trail a bunch of times. Make sure you guys have lots of water and repellent. This time of the year most of the trail will be flooded. I would strongly recommend bringing poles or a walking stick since parts of the trail are slippery.

    September 8

  • Rolando Perez

    Wow this is the one that pass close to the ghost town of Flamingo

    September 8

  • Armando

    Jayma is coming, Woohoo!!

    September 8

  • Paola

    I will miss this one for sure!.;(

    September 8

    • Armando

      Don't worry my friend. We'll do it again when you come back from your Cruise trip.

      1 · September 8

  • Scott


    September 8

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